Australia Opens WBSC Qualifier With A Bang Against Chinese Taipei

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Taylah Tsitsikronis produced three runs and Kaia Parnaby pitched a complete game to lead Australia to its first win in the tournament over Chinese Taipei by a score of 5-1.

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Both teams had good opportunities early in the game to jump ahead in the score, but Chinese Taipei starter Ying-Hsin Lin and Parnaby kept the game scoreless. Australia left on base a total of 9 runners, while the Asian stranded 8.

However, in the top of the fifth Australia jumped ahead with a 2-out, 3-run rally. Chelsea Forkin doubled down the left field line, and two pitches later scored with an RBI-single off the bat of Carmelle Sorensen. And then Taylah Tsitsikronis belted a two-run homer to center field to give Austalia a 3-run lead.


In the bottom of the sixth Chinese Taipei cleanup hitter Chen Chia-Yi sent a 2-2 pitch way behind the center field fence for a solo home run, to put the score 3-1.

But Australia answered in the top of the seventh with an RBI-double off the bat of Carmelle Sorensen and a run-scoring single by Tsitsikronis.

Kaia Parnaby claimed the win for the team from Oceania, pitching an 8-hit, 1-run complete game, with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Australia and Hong Kong, China lead Group B after the first day of competition. Tomorrow Australia will face Indonesia, while Chinese Taipei will take on Hong Kong, China.

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